• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth II visits various places in Wales including Ffestiniog and Pwllheli.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Queen in Wales.

    L/S Caernarvon (Caernarfon) castle. M/S people outside. M/S Princess Margaret shaking hands with a lady. M/S as she walks along with Mrs Armstrong-Jones (?). M/S Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Earl Snowdon, with his father Major Armstrong-Jones. L/S people watching from castle. M/S as man in uniform walks up to the Water Gate. M/S Sea Scouts watching. L/S as Lord Snowdon carries castle key down to surrender to Queen Elizabeth II, she is there to declare Caernarvon a royal borough. M/S Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, smiling. C/U huge key.

    L/S as the Queen walks through the Water Gate with Lord Snowdon, the Duke of Edinburgh stops and has a look at the key. C/U key. Various shots as the Queen walks between the lines of Scouts and Guides. M/S decorated officers. Various shots as the Queen walks up the steps of the Lloyd George Memorial. C/U sign in Welsh. Various shots as the Queen looks round the Memorial, she leaves with Megan Lloyd George.

    M/S swimming pool at Butlin's Holiday Camp at Pwllheli. The Queen and Duke are greeted by Billy Butlin. M/S crowds waving. Various interior shots of the camp, M/S of the Queen and Billy Butlin walking into the camp reception room. M/S "Fish 'n' Chips" sign, pan to Billy Butlin introducing the Queen to members of the camp staff. C/U the Queen and Billy Butlin. M/S of the Duke of Edinburgh talking to three girls in national costume, C/U of him. Exterior shots of crowds cheering. The Queen and Duke leave the camp in open Land Rover.

    C/U programme 'Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales 1963'. The Queen and Duke arrive in their car. M/S crowd waving and cheering. High angle shot as the royal car drives up to the marquee where the Eisteddfod is held. C/U signs in Welsh pointing to various sections of the festival. The Queen, accompanied by Sir Thomas Parry-Williams, walks across the stage and is introduced to officials. Various shots of a girls' choir singing, the audience applauds. Various shots of the Nuclear Power Station at Trawsfynydd. C/U Atomic Power sign.

    The royal car drives towards the hydroelectric power station at Ffestiniog. Various shots of the building and pylons. M/S as the Queen enters to inaugurate it. Various interior shots of all the equipment, the Queen and Duke inspect it. Various shots of the Queen and Duke at the Outward Bound Sea School at Bryneithyn, she is received by the Chairman. The Queen and Duke stand and watch assault course with boys sliding down ropes. M/S's Duke talking to little girls. M/S as royal car drives off.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:09:00 / 01:10:57:00

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